another deadhead

We have another deadhead opportunity departing L.A. july 4, 2018, arriving Chicago july 6, 2018. The all inclusive cost (except gratuities) is $4512.50 per bedroom. Interested parties please call David at 870-670-5951 or email

AAPRCO private train opportunity

I have a very unusual opportunity happening. Our private railcar club
(AAPRCO) is putting together a special train of all private cars to go to
our mid term board meetings in Denver. For all intent and purposes, this
trip will begin and end in Chicago. The cost for this fabulous 10 day
trip from May 16 to May 25 is $14K per bedroom. This is all inclusive except for gratuities.
Your bedroom would have upper and lower births, but you would have your
own sink and commode in your room. Even though you would be sleeping on
the Northern Dreams, you would have access to the Northern Sky for
lounging and meals. Let me know your thoughts
David Kugler 870-670-5951


We will have a deadhead from Chicago august 17, 2018 arriving Emeryville (San Francisco) August 20, 2018. We will be on the California Zephyr, traveling west through Denver. Call David at 870-670-5951 for details

recent testimonial

Dear David, David, and Taylor:

There is so much that I want to say, but only two words do it justice: thank you.

When I originally conceptualized the idea of the National School Choice Week whistle-stop train tour, I never really thought it was possible. Our funders thought I was insane, and everyone else thought I was just a kid who never got a chance to play with a train set. But I had a vision, of an old-fashioned whistle-stop train tour making its way across the country and inspiring little kids and their parents and activists at stops along the way…and well, lets just say, I was persistent.

Then, little by little, the idea started to gain traction, and people got excited. But I had absolutely no idea of where to even start! I didn't know if the idea was truly insane, if it was possible, or if it was something I could ever have our organization afford. Heck, I didn't even know where the tracks were. My only experience with Amtrak was going from Philadelphia to DC and back!

That's when I contacted David Kugler and Northern Sky, and from that conversation this entire wonderful tour was born. David, you walked me through this entire journey — every single step of the way. I am incredibly grateful. You not only made this possible, you educated me in the process, and we did it!!!

It's hard to explain how impactful and amazing this tour has been for our team, and also for so many of the families that participated in the 14 different events we held along the way. It was nostalgic, it was fun, it was something that nobody in my business had ever done before, and it was newsworthy.

From the first day I talked with David, and through the contracting phase, and then into the trip itself, the team from Northern Sky — Dave, Dave and Taylor — you were absolutely fantastic. We loved every minute of our time on the train; we all slept wonderfully, we had a blast, I made new friends, the food was absolutely phenomenal, we were able to get a ton of work done, and we got to see America like I've never seen it before. Truly transformational.

The Northern Sky is a gem, and I consider it the honor of a lifetime to have joined you on board.

I know that we are far from easy clients. This project, for us, was the culmination of a lot of work and effort and putting on 14 events, with so much pressure on us to perform, must have made us a stressed out group of guys. But the team at Northern Sky handled it wonderfully, adapted to changes nimbly, stood up for our tour to Amtrak during the few times it was necessary (all in all, I think the trains ran on time….we can talk about the Amtrak stuff later!), and….from literally helping carry our train bell to entertaining our guests to helping with our clothing….you made our experience a great one. You guys are true professionals.

I hope we will have the opportunity to work together again next year. I hope that you'll have us back as clients, and that you were able to enjoy working with us as much as we enjoyed working with you.

Let's touch base soon. But in all sincerity -- THANK YOU.

With gratitude,

Andrew R. Campanella
National School Choice Week
Post Office Box 6337
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
202-276-1303 (Phone)
202-478-2937 (Fax)

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